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Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki is celebrated for its rich Byzantine and Paleochristian heritage. This has earned the city a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, an accolade that is only granted to sites of exceptional historic and cultural significance.
During the Roman Empire, Thessaloniki developed into a prosperous mercantile centre; since the Middle Ages, the city has also been home to a significant Jewish population.
The White Tower
This fascinating tower was altered significantly in the early-20th century, although the site was originally a medieval Byzantine fort. The White Tower is now an important museum showcasing the history of the city during successive empires, and offers fine views over the waterfront.
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki
For a deep insight into the city's role in the Hellenistic, Roman and medieval eras, visit the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. This venue, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2012, houses many remarkable statues and other historically significant artefacts, one of the most famous of which is the bronze and tin Derveni krater, which was designed in the 4th century BC.
The Museum of Byzantine Culture
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014, the Museum of Byzantine Culture explores the role of the Byzantines in the growth of Thessaloniki, where Byzantine culture and ideas have permeated into the city's philosophy more so than any other settlement in Greece. The permanent exhibition includes many interesting artefacts from the Early Christian period, the Byzantine Empire, and the post-Byzantine period that began after the expansion of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century.
Other historic sights in Thessaloniki
Dating back to the 4th century, the Church of Aghios Demetrios is one of Thessaloniki's finest ancient landmarks and is known for its elaborate early-medieval mosaics. You can also observe the ruins of the Palace of Galerius, which is more than 1,700 years old and is part of the Arch of Galerius, adjacent to the aforementioned church. Meanwhile, the Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki's main social space, was designed in a magnificent eclectic style by Ernest Hébrard, an esteemed French architect, and is surrounded by majestic mansions.
For some inspirational Greek cuisine, you could consider dining at the Simple restaurant, Takadum, Rouga, or Bougatsa Bandis, or enjoy some hearty Argentinian cuisine at the El Correo Cocina Argentina. For other delicious Greek and Mediterranean recipes, head to the To Manitari restaurant in Kalamaria, or choose the Alfredo's Grand Dining restaurant for other mouthwatering international and French-themed meals.
Accommodation in the city
Book a stay at the delightful Electra Palace Hotel Thessaloniki, or choose the affordable and beautifully presented El Greco Hotel. A few other reputed Thessaloniki hotels you might want to consider include the elegant Bristol Hotel, the classical-themed Makedonia Palace, and the deluxe Daios Luxury Living hotel or Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Thessaloniki
What are the best hotels to stay in Thessaloniki?The best hotels to stay in Thessaloniki are Lazart Hotel, Porto Palace Hotel and Hotel Olympia Thessaloniki.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Thessaloniki?Hotel Kastoria in Thessaloniki offers one night in a double room at the price of £22.
What hotels are in the central Thessaloniki neighborhood?Hotel Olympia Thessaloniki, Park Hotel and ad Imperial Palace Hotel Thessaloniki are located in the central neighborhood of Thessaloniki.
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